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Christmas Lights: Hiroshima-style at Hiroshima Dreamination

November 17, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Who says Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas?! Certainly no one in Hiroshima, that’s for sure! In fact, I could nearly go so far as to say that the Japanese do it better than us Westerners with their Christmas ‘fried chicken,’ Christmas cakes and of course, Christmas light displays all over the country. Not to be left out, […]

Hungry in Hiroshima?

October 21, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Feeling hungry? Well look no further than the annual Hiroshima Food Festival. It’s held every year in October and with hundreds of yatai, or stalls, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Located in both Chuo-koen (Central Park) and the Hiroshima Castle grounds in downtown Hiroshima it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful […]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Hiroshima

October 20, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are proud of the four distinct seasons Japan offers and very conscience of the changing of the seasons around them. They often celebrate little, or not so little, milestones between each to mark the occasion. Long sleeve, or short sleeve shirts for example are there one day, but gone the next as the […]

Hiroshima From a New Perspective: The Orizuru Tower

October 20, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Tokyo has Tokyo Tower and the popular Skytree, Osaka has the Umeda Sky Building but what about Hiroshima? Say hello to the newly opened Orizuru Tower! Owned by Hiroshima Mazda Co., the main attraction of the 13-story building is the observation deck at the top. Refurbished and redesigned by the Hiroshima-based architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi, the Tower […]

Saijo: The Home of Sake in Hiroshima Prefecture

October 17, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Hiroshima, or more precisely, Saijo, is known as one of the best sake brewing areas in the whole of Japan. Located in the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture, approximately 40 minutes from Hiroshima Station, Saijo is not only the administrative center of the city of Higashi Hiroshima, but THE place to go if you are […]

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